Thursday 19 April 2018

England attempts to extradite man in connection with alleged bombing conspiracy

Ray Managh

JASON Buckley, wanted in connection with a bombing conspiracy in England, was arrested in Athy, Co Kildare, the High Court was told today.

Buckley (25) was taken into custody by Det Sgt Sean Fallon at Castlemitchell, Co Kildare, this morning and brought before Mr Justice Michael White on foot of a warrant for his extradition to the UK.


Sgt Fallon told the court that the warrant had been issued on August 16 and executed by him at the Castlemitchell, Athy, address. He said Buckley had confirmed his identity and date of birth.


He said he had read Buckley his rights and the allegation of participating in a conspiracy to cause explosions in Staffordshire.  It is alleged he had been involved in the making and planting of pipe bombs there.


Sgt Fallon said that when asked if he knew what it was about he replied: “I haven’t a clue.”


He asked that he remain in custody until next Tuesday when Buckley is to appear at the extradition court at the Criminal Courts of Justice.


Judge White said he was satisfied the European Arrest Warrant had been properly executed and remanded him in custody.


A number of men have already been convicted at Stafford Crown Court in connection with the planting of pipe bombs at three residential addresses there.

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